COLLABORATING TO PRODUCE STANDARD PORTFOLIOS IN AUSTRALIA
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (RBG), and the University of Melbourne - Burnley College, have combined resources to document cultivars available in the Australian nursery industry. The project combines the expertise of the University (which provides the horticultural knowledge and student input) with the RBG (which provides the experience in botanical nomenclature and herbarium procedures) and horticultural industry mentors (who provide specialist knowledge of the particular cultivar). Under supervision, the students prepare a Standard portfolio. This is lodged with the RBG and the findings progressively published in Australian Horticulture. Details are also being published on the RBG and University websites with links to the Royal Horticultural Society (UK).
Adler, M. and Spencer, R. (2004). COLLABORATING TO PRODUCE STANDARD PORTFOLIOS IN AUSTRALIA. Acta Hortic. 634, 233-234
cultivars, education, horticulture, herbarium specimen